Australian stocks also rose as the S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.85%.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan traded 0.35% higher.
Overnight stateside, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite rose 0.52% to 15,704.28 while the S&P 500 advanced slightly to 4,649.27. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged, declining 158.71 points to 35,921.23.
The Japanese yen traded at 114.24 per dollar, struggling to recover after weakening from below 113.5 against the greenback earlier in the week. The Australian dollar changed hands at $0.7283, still off levels above $0.738 seen earlier this week.